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Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Oct 29, 2014
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Soft & tender gingerbread scones full of cozy spices. Lightened up, guilt-free & ready in just 30 minutes!     Last week, right before I pulled out my camera to photograph these muffins, my guy walked into the room and mentioned he had a craving for frozen yogurt, and I just about had a...

Cavegrrl
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

Oct 29, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

If you missed Piatti’s last wine dinner for the year featuring Matchbook Wines, I feel really bad for you! It was even more than I thought it would be––even though I knew it would be amazing. Piatti is one of my long time advertisers, and I have always been a fan of their food,...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct 27, 2014
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Cozy, decadent & pure comfort food—just without the guilt!     As a sophomore in college, my three roommates and I decided to bake sweet treats for all of our friends’ birthdays in our apartment complex. However, we never actually delivered them on time....

Baked Bree
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

Oct 27, 2014
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

I know that it might not always appear that we are healthy eaters at my house (cough, cough, cupcakes. Cookies. French fries.)...

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Foods for the Soul
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Oct 26, 2014
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Easy & healthy orange muffins studded with tangy dried cranberries. Ready in a jiffy & the perfect cool-weather breakfast!     Living in warm northern California, where our summer temperatures regularly reach 100°F, it rarely feels like fall until the beginning of November. Days stay sunny and around 70-80°F clear through Halloween, with only...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

THE MOUNTAIN MANDARIN Festival marks the start of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season. This three-day celebration from November 21-23 draws more than 20,000 visitors from as far away as the Bay Area and Reno. Festival attendees can sample fresh mandarins hand-picked by Mountain Mandarin Growers’ Association members, as well as a variety of mandarin-based products...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states. EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley is authentic and affordable

Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley is authentic and affordable

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS CORNISH heritage, Grass Valley is home to a “Little Italy” on Bank Street in its historic district, complete with a homemade pasta store, an annual pasta cook-off and Italian cultural center. Trattoria Milano anchors the neighborhood, offering guests an authentic Italian dining experience. Its chef-owner Gianfranco Maffezzoni was born and raised...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular. “You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oct 24, 2014
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A healthier recipe for classic pineapple upside down cake, made easier in the slow cooker! Sweet, buttery, fruity, tropical—everything it’s known to be!     Last week, with barely enough sleep to call it a night, I pulled on my running shoes on Thursday morning and started out on my usual route through the...

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